Zine Underground

As someone who grew up in London, a city as steeped in magick as it is mythology, the disjointed nature of the occult community out here in Cardiff remains a massive shock to the system. This almost dismissive nature is amply illustrated when looking for supplies. Sure, there are a few different crystal stockists of … Continue reading Zine Underground

A Magickal Gathering

Magic The Gathering. As someone who dips in and out of the hobby every so often I remain intrigued by what options a collectable card game format might present for those with an interest in creating novel ritual tools. After all, if there are occultists among us who claim success when working with blatantly fictional … Continue reading A Magickal Gathering

Accelerated Evolution

When I stumble upon a fellow occultist who is willing to share some of their accumulated knowledge the question of what is in it for them inevitably springs to mind. This is a healthy attitude, especially in a realm where those who would become our mentors can so easily cajole their neophytes into any number … Continue reading Accelerated Evolution

Contextual Pedigree

I have been lucky enough to experience many supposedly occult and paranormal events since moving from Fortean researcher to self appointed chaos magickian almost twenty years ago. However, as I look back with the cold eyes of a more mature, more questioning occultist, I am left embarrassed by what I so easily considered to be … Continue reading Contextual Pedigree

Black Dog Blues

Most magickians fall afoul of depression at some point in their lives. It comes with the territory for individuals who consistently push the boundaries of consensus reality, descending like a numbing cloak to paralyse otherwise brilliant minds past the point of complete inertia. Perhaps it is a direct result of living lifestyles which enhance our … Continue reading Black Dog Blues

A Historical Divide

Anyone with an interest in the history of both Neopaganism and the wider magickal movement should understand just how deeply people who claim to control unseen forces are mistrusted by the mainstream. Even before the days of the organised church those with a calling that could be considered mystical were doomed to be ostracised by … Continue reading A Historical Divide

October Rust

I am always melancholy around my birthday. Perhaps it comes from edging past forty, but my thoughts inevitably turn to darker things as October rolls around. This year I am doubly troubled, as my natural nihilism coupled with the stresses and strains of already being unwell during the greatest modern pandemic since the Spanish Flu … Continue reading October Rust

Internet Kids

There is a running joke among many occultists about the so-called internet kids, an eclectic group of less experienced magickians who boast strong ties to pop culture. Suffering from some form of retrograde amnesia the ever judgemental wizards from Generation Hex seem to forget that back in the early 2000's they themselves were the new … Continue reading Internet Kids